As inequality between countries has fallen, inequality within countries is rising -- with worrying consequences.
Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.
How can the new BRICS bank avoid repeating the same mistakes and egregious human rights violations of the World Bank?
In 2013, 57 percent of people living with HIV were women. So why has the media frenzy around Truvada, a drug regime that could help prevent infection, excluded them?
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
The United States has the blueprint for a smarter way to make peace. Now it has to use it.
Twenty years after the end of a genocidal regime, Rwandans are still trying to come to terms with the destruction of their world.
Zambia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, yet its health-care system remains desperate. How this landlocked country survives on one doctor for every 23,000 people.
Uruguay is building an army of talented expats -- and not just in soccer.
A fuel crisis prompts worries that the old regime is exploiting instability to bring itself back to power.
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
Cram sessions for top officials are 80 minutes long and can take up to three years to prepare.
Why poor countries have too many entrepreneurs and not enough factory workers.
Corporations really could make the world a better place -- if only the U.N. and state governments would treat them as equal partners.
Post-revolutionary Tunisia has made great strides toward democracy. Now it needs to deliver on promises of economic growth. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Tunisia's main political forces have agreed on a deal to shore up the political middle and undermine extremists. That could be a crucial milestone on the path to democracy. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.
A future President Sisi urgently needs to reform Egypt's economy. But he has to make sure it's not just the rich who benefit.
Nigeria's high-flying finance minister built Africa's biggest economy. But can she survive her country's turbulent domestic politics?
Seventeen years after he fled the country, Mobutu Sese Seko is still being held responsible for the shortcomings of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here's why that view is overly simplistic.
How sprawling megacities -- from Lagos to Mumbai -- might just save the world.
The best antidote to propaganda isn't counterpropaganda. It's access to accurate information.
Ghana is one of Africa's big economic success stories. But the discovery of oil has confronted it with some tricky problems.
Rules designed to thwart criminals also disrupt immigrants sending money home.
Critics charge that Venezuela's anti-government protesters almost exclusively represent the middle class. The reality is more complicated -- and revealing.
New Fed Chair stays the course, despite criticism that U.S. policies are harming developing economies.
Algeria's long-ruling president is cruising to victory in the polls. But the outside world shouldn't be fooled: The authorities are losing control.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
If Narendra Modi wins, India's leftists will have no one to blame but themselves.